At Grit Artists, we build careers. We understand there is no cookie-cutter way to do things and when we set goals, we keep going until they are reached. Give us a target, and we will reach it. Give us a challenge, and we will always come through. We create momentum through positivity, and we create relationships based on commitment and support. Our managers embrace each and every client and forge pathways to take their careers to the next level. In this tough business, Grit Artist’s clients know that someone is always looking out for them and putting them on the path to their greatest success.
Grit Artists is a full-service, boutique management company founded by long-time Hollywood talent representative, Tracy Curtis.
Tracy’s values of support, focus, perseverance and the inability to see roadblocks combined with a complete commitment and support to her clients have formed the basis of Grit Artist’s company ethos.
When working with Grit Artists clients are assured an almost concierge-like management service that combines collaboration, support, and guidance along with a no holds barred—yet positive—attitude towards achieving success.
Personalized and passionate service with smart career strategies are what people expect from Tracy and her team, where clients are assured that once goals are set, they will be achieved.
Sizzle reel production
Pitching and shopping around of work
Development of new material
Educational services, research, and outreach
New media opportunities
Assistance developing new projects in the unscripted space
Seeking out new projects
Creating and nurturing relationships
Creating opportunities in other industries
Presenting a varied landscape of work possibilities
Offering other professional expertise (editing, photography, etc.)
Guidance in other areas of chosen profession
Guidance transitioning into different areas of chosen profession
Access to extensive network
Talent Manager Tracy Curtis has guided her clients in taking major strides in their work, propelling them to the next stages of their careers by helping them attain the game-changing roles actors strive for.
Through a combination of intuition, an unparalleled commitment to achievement and an unwavering support to the people she represents, Tracy has carved herself a place in Hollywood as someone clients and collaborators can look to when they want to win, and win with integrity.
She received her BA from the School of Communications at UCLA and her MFA from the renowned USC School of Cinema-Television. After which, she got her start in the industry working under Hollywood giants Bert Salke, Bob Greenblatt and Peter Chernin.
Although, it was during her time at USC that her talent for editing surfaced, setting Tracy on the path towards a decade-long career as an editor. She got her big break working alongside Barbara Hall on her show, Judging Amy, where Tracy spent four years. Tracy’s work with Barbara continued on to her next show, Joan of Arcadia, and most recently, she edited Barbara’s hit CBS drama starring Téa Leoni and Tim Daly, Madam Secretary.
During a stint in San Francisco, she caught the talent bug and made the shift from editing to talent representation as an agent at Marla Dell Talent. Shortly after, she relocated back to LA and founded The Talent House LA in 2009, which she ran for almost a decade.
But it was her time spent as a gymnast on the US National Gymnastic team and as a contender for the US Olympic gymnastics team, where she truly learned the skill of unrelenting focus and determination as an elite athlete. It’s this same athlete’s focus, drive and training that she carries over into her work, applying this pursuit of success through a positive mindset to her clients’ careers.
Because of her supportive, and almost coach-like, management style combined with her real-world knowledge and expertise, Tracy has seen her clients’ soar.
She is responsible for guiding rising star, Kelly Marie Tran, to land her role in the current Star Wars: The Last Jedi feature film. She’s helped an unknown child actor, Adam Leiva, win a holding deal with NBC and her agency propelled Adam Bartley through the process of landing a series regular role on Netflix’s hugely popular series, Longmire. Many of her clients, including Kelly and Adam, were actors who went from having few credits to having long-term roles or contracts with major productions or networks because of Tracy and her agency’s efforts.
Born into a Hollywood family, Tracy’s father is the late producer-director Dan Curtis, who is best known for creating the sixties cult classic, Dark Shadows. Tracy and her sister, Cathy Curtis, currently own the rights to the show and they are in the early stages of production with Warner Brothers and Amasia Entertainment to relaunch Dark Shadows for a new generation of viewers.
Kelly Marie Tran—Star Wars 8, Lead
Jan Uddin—Cliffs of Freedom, Lead
Christopher Matthew Cook—Dog Eat Dog, Lead
Amanda Clayton—Bleed For This, Supporting Lead
Michael Dorn—Ted 2, Supporting Lead
Jimmy Smagula—Rebel In the Rye, Supporting Lead
Taja Simpson—Boo 2: A Madea Halloween, Supporting Lead
Adam Bartey—Longmire, Series Regular
Ian Verdun—The Deep, Series Regular
Markice Moore—The Paynes, Series Regular
Amanda Clayton—If Loving You Is Wrong, Series Regular
Brent Antonello—Hit the Floor, Series Regular
Michael Welch—Z Nation, Series Regular
Craig Frank—Mixology, Series Regular
Craig Frank—The Messengers, Guest Star in pilot, promoted to regular
Kim Crossman—Fantasy Life, Series Regular (did not get picked up)
Kim Crossman—Hashtaggers, Series Lead (E! digital series)
Marci Miller—Days Of Our Lives, 2-year contract role
Vanessa Williams—Days Of Our Lives, 2 year contract role
Kristian Kordula—The Haves & The Have Nots, 5 seasons recurring
Jason Dirden—Greenleaf, 2 season recurring (over TOS)
Monty Geer—Awkward, 2 season recurring
Steven Silver—3 Reasons Why, AEP Recurring Guest
Caitlin Kimball—Bad Teacher, AEP Recurring Guest
Jen Lilley—General Hospital, 5-month recurring
Emily Tremaine—Vinyl, 10 episodes recurring
Cathy Baron—Justified, 9 episodes recurring
Phoebe Neidhardt – Scandal, 8 ep recurring
Bryant Romo—APB, 7 episodes recurring
Brent Briscoe—Twin Peaks, 7 episodes recurring
Myko Olivier—Castle, 7 episodes recurring
Michael Dorn—Castle, 6 episodes recurring
Francis Capra—Play It Again, Dick, 6 episodes recurring
Vanessa Williams—Famous In Love, 5 episodes recurring
Vanessa Williams—The Flash, 5 episodes recurring
Markice Moore—Snowfall, 5 episodes recurring
Evan Gamble—Vampire Diaries, 5 episodes recurring
Dan Amerman—Arrested Development, 5 episodes recurring
Shakira Barrera—Faking It, 5 episodes recurring
Markice Moore—Rectify, 4 episodes recurring
Kevin Jackson—Mad Dogs, 4 episodes recurring
Francis Capra—The Strain, 4 episodes recurring
Faye Kingslee—Intelligence, 4 episodes recurring
Markice Moore—Shots Fired, 4 episodes recurring
Emily Tremaine—The Blacklist, 3 episodes recurring
Matt Biedel—Altered Carbon, 3 episodes recurring
Lou Ferrigno Jr—HIMYM, 3 episodes recurring
Kyle More—Murder in the First, 3 episodes recurring
Phoebe Neidhardt—When We Rise miniseries, 2 nights
Phoebe Neidhardt—Silicon Valley, 2 episodes recurring
Emily Tremaine—Royal Pains, 2 episodes recurring
Jason Dirden—A Raisin In the Sun, Lead
Jason Dirden—Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Lead
Jason Dirden—Seven Guitars, Lead
Jason Dirden—Topdog/Underdog, Lead
Jason Dirden—Skeleton Crew, Lead
Jimmy Slonina—Host, Pink!’s World Tour
Jimmy Slonina—Punch & Judy, Lead (LA Fringe)
Jason Karasev—My Name is Asher Lev, Lead